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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ECED 181 - Montessori Practicum I

Credits: 4
Provides students practical work experience in a Montessori classroom setting for the purpose of applying theoretical knowledge. Students are under the guidance and supervision of a Montessori-certified college instructor while working with children.

Course Fee: $10.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Assess professional strengths and weaknesses.
  2. Self-evaluate student-child interaction based on provided criteria.
  3. Implement changes in interaction based on self-evaluation.
  4. Prepare the classroom environment based on Montessori principles.
  5. Prepare materials based on Montessori principles.
  6. Demonstrate classroom materials based on Montessori principles.
  7. Demonstrate observational skill.

Program Outcomes
  1. Use developmental milestones and observations of children’s behavior as a foundation for planning appropriate activities.
  2. Advocate for strategies that promote the cultural diversity of children, families and their communities.
  3. Demonstrate effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication
  4. Discuss current issues and trends in early childhood education.
  5. Identify typical and atypical growth and development (cognitive, linguistic, motor, and social).
  6. Positively support children’s whole development.
  7. Display a positive attitude and enthusiasm for the job
  8. Develop rapport and contribute to the work environment as a member of the instructional team.
  9. Practice ethical and professional standards of conduct.
  10. Comply with laws (such as IDEA, Section 504, ADA), workplace policies, and procedures in relation to confidentiality, reporting of abuse, discipline, chain of command and delegation and supervision.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.

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